Sicily and Malta
Explore the alluring Mediterranean islands of Sicily and Malta through a wealth of art and archaeology, tracing their history from the Neolithic to the Baroque.
Begin in Sicily, the largest island of the Mediterranean and Homer’s ‘Land of the Cyclops’. Visit the imposing remains of Classical Greek and Roman theatres in Taormina and Syracuse and the evocative Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. View lesser-known masterpieces of Classical Greek art, like the bronze Dancing Satyr at Mazara del Vallo, and explore the Norman history of Sicily in the churches of Palermo and Monreale.
Continue to the island of Malta, whose Neolithic temples still stand as some of the oldest religious structures on earth, and discover its extraordinary Mediaeval and Renaissance history which saw Caravaggio serve as court painter to the Knights Hospitaller.
This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.